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Old 09-17-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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AA Trip to the Bronx Zoo! - Update

Extraordinary! Just got home from our Bronx Zoo field trip and what a day it was!

Attending were: Menagerie, BrianNY, QTOFFER, Bubblyblue, myself and my wife.

We met at a diner for breakfast and proceeded to the Zoo. Amazing, the weather turned out to be gorgeous. We had thought that Ophelia may have made an appearance but she didn't. Most of us had not been to the Zoo in years and we marveled at the New exhibits. We spent a total of 5 1/2 hours touring the exhibits, fascinated by various species and their habitats. When we went through the Congo/Africa exhibit, we were once again amazed. Within the gorilla exhibit was a huge pond. Inside the pond were the biggest red tail sharks, irredescent sharks, huge gouramies and tinfoil barbs. 8O

In another exhibit, huge African cichlids were on display. As well as another tank, complete with a mangroove tree inside which held several species of tetras, sharks and turtles (yes, turtles).

We ended the evening with dinner and polite conversation. In all, the day was fabulous and we can't wait to do another trip!

*Yours truly did make one unpardonable error. Forgot to charge the batteries for the digital camera. Not to fret, QTOFFER did remember to bring his. Pics will follow soon.
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that's awesome! Don't ya love the zoo? lol..I want to work in one someday!!!! that is cool about the fish! I have a gourami and used to have a red tailed shark! How big were they? Do you know?
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Sounds like you guys had a great day. Can't wait to see the pictures.
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I had a camera too, but could not figure out how to work it We had a great time and it was good to see BrianNYand QTOFFER and to finally meet Jc and his lovey wife. I can't wait to see everyone next year at the AA BBQ (I promise I will come home for that!).
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It was an awesome day. I was so happy to see everyone again. Hope that more folks can make the next get together.

Looking forward to seeing the pics Andy.
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yes. there was many a camera defects but QTOFFER was there with his trusty (and expensive) camera snapping away. the monkeys were really cool. and i got to see penguins briefly so i was happy! the skyfari was fun too! it's weird to think that all those trees and nature is surrounded by a city.
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I'm so sorry I couldn't make it! I am glad you guys had fun!
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we missed you Lori.
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Ditto...we did miss you Lori. Hopefully we can all get together again in the near future.

I forgot to mention that my wife really enjoyed meeting you guys. When I had told her we do more than just "talk fish", she had her doubts. 8O

I would say she has a new understanding of this incredible hobby and the people who are dedicated to it.
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wait a minute! hold the phone! stop the press! The ONE time I don't go, Bill's mystery wife goes? (smells armpits...no, they are clean) what's up with that?
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